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Wilbur by Daniel Wahl

During DMY Berlin 2011 Daniel Wahl aka weltunit formally launched his new desk top Wilbur.

Specially designed for the classic Egon Eiermann table frame, Wilbur’s principle function is in helping the user regain control of their workspace. For all cable organisation.

Unbeknown to many, Egon Eiermann only designed the table frame – the intention was that user should supply their own top.

And indeed many of Eiermann’s students simply used old doors on top of their frames.

Back then everything was done on by hand on paper and so desk organisation was essentially a question of how you piled your documents. And so the nature of the top itself was less important. It just had to be flat.

The situation has changed, and who doesn’t know the problem of cable spaghetti and desks over-populated by chargers and other necessary evils of our modern world.

Wilbur is Daniel Wahl’s answer.

A “tunnel” beneath the table top is spacious enough to accommodate not only cable but also chargers and external hard drives. And theoretically also biscuits: if your office colleagues are no respecters of confectionery proprietorship!

Access to the tunnel is achieved through a cut-out in the table top, a cut-out that is decked by cover with slits that allow cables to come through.

Its all so simple it really does make you want to cry.

Wilbur is produced in Germany from MDF and comes in a range of sizes, finishes and with various options for the cut-out cover depending on where your cable needs to be.

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One Response to “Wilbur by Daniel Wahl”

  1. smow Blog » Blog Archive » (smow) summer tour 2011: Summaery @ Bauhaus University Weimar Says:

    […] Wilbur by Daniel Wahl provides the perfect solution to storing and organising cables and external drives and “Über Eiermann” the same for organising all those things that sit on your desk. “Über Eiermann” simply takes the steel tubes of the Eiermann table frame, extends them above the table top and in doing so creates a framework which one can use for a range of functions. Ludwig and Weiwei’s rustic prototype had some nice shelf adaptions – but one could also develop, for example, acoustic elements, magnetic sections and cable holders and so make the Eiermann Table truly the modular system that it secretly is. […]

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